ANC TECHNICAL CENTER |
"An Opportunity You Don't Want to Miss!"
The Arkansas Northeastern College Technical Center is a workforce education center that offers both high school and college credit in career and technical programs to all high school students in Mississippi County, Arkansas. The Technical Center is housed in the new ANC Center for Allied Technologies in Blytheville, and provides students with hands-on training in career and technical fields. Our programs of study teach marketable job skills and offer industry certifications, as well as college credit towards Certificates of Proficiency, Technical Certificates, or an Associate's Degree from ANC. Services are offered at NO COST to the students. Books, tuition and fees are provided through the Center and funded by the local school districts and the Arkansas Department of Career Education.
To encourage, empower and educate students for future success.
To teach our students the skills needed to succeed in their chosen career pathway through hands-on learning, honest and respectful classroom discussion, and work-based learning opportunities.
CALENDAR AND CLASS TIMES
Students should follow their home school calendar, including holidays and breaks unless otherwise indicated by the Technical Center director. Classes at the Technical Center are divided into three sections throughout the day. Class times are as follows:
First Block 8:20am - 9:55am 1-3 Periods
Second Block 10:05am - 11:40am 3-5 Periods
Third Block 1:00pm - 2:35pm 6-8 Periods
Each of the programs at the Tech Center offers students the opportunity to earn college credit from Arkansas Northeastern College at no cost to them. The number of credit hours may vary within each program. Students electing to enroll for college credit will have their grades and credit hours recorded on an ANC transcript. A student wishing to enroll for college credit must submit the following:
Today's Outstanding Professionals Skills (TOPS) Challenge
The ANC Technical Center hosts the TOPS competition annually. Technical Center students are offered the opportunity to train for this competition, and then compete against other secondary centers and school districts in their technical education program area. The first place winner in each category wins a one-year scholarship to Arkansas Northeastern College.
Students attending the Technical Center are eligible to join SkillsUSA, which is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA provides education programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation's classrooms. The ANC Technical Center sends students annually to compete in their area of study in the Arkansas SkillsUSA Competition, all expenses paid. State winners go on to compete nationally; national winners go on to compete internationally.
Student Leadership Team
Students may apply to join the Tech Center Student Leadership Team, which offers them the opportunity to have input in Technical Center recruitment, initiatives, policies and procedures. Leadership Team members are given placements in Job Shadow opportunities.
The Technical Center partners with the ANC Career Coaches to place students in Job Shadow opportunities, where they can learn about career options in their program of student firsthand. Priority placements are given to Tech Center Leadership Team, but other students may be allowed to participate.
Prospective students in grades 10-12 are eligible to enroll at the Technical Center. All students are required to complete an admissions application and must submit a signed student/parent contract. In programs of study that are filled over capacity, students may be asked to provide attendance records and/or academic records.
TECHNICAL CENTER PROGRAMS
The Aviation Maintenance program is designed for students who desire to enter the aerospace industry particularly in the field of aviation maintenance. Coursework includes lecture and hands-on learning in the new Aviation Complex at the Center for Allied Technologies. College credit hours earned in this program transfer into ANC's post-secondary General Aviation Certificate of Proficiency program, the Aviation Maintenance Technical Certificate, or the Aviation Maintenance Associate's Degree program. These programs prepare students for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)'s certification exams for Airframe Mechanics or Powerplant Mechanics.
Aviation Technology I - 1 High School Credit, 3 College Credit Hours
Aviation Technology II - 1 High School Credit, 3 College Credit Hours
The Construction Technology Program is designed to prepare students to be versatile members of a construction team. Students will learn the basics of construction safety, math, and power and hand tools. Students will also develop skills in rigging techniques and the safe assembly and use of scaffolding. Additional skills will include the operation and maintenance of light construction equipment used on the construction site including the skid steer, aerial lift, forklift, scissor lift, generators, compressors, and compactors. Advanced returning students will develop skills in site layout, form setting and placement, rebar layout and placement, and the pouring and finishing of concrete. College credits earned in this program transfer into ANC's Construction Technology Certificate of Proficiency.
Construction Craft Skills - 1 High School Credit, 3 College Credit Hours
Construction Technology I - 1 High School Credit, 3 College Credit Hours
Construction Technology II - 1 High School Credit, 3 College Credit Hours
The Criminal Justice program is designed for the student who is interested in the career of law enforcement and criminal justice. The program includes a broad background of courses in the area of law enforcement. It is not designed as a substitute for regular in-service or recruit training, but is geared to complement practical police knowledge. Coursework will apply towards the Certificate of Proficiency or Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice, as well as the Associate's Degree in Criminology at Arkansas Northeastern College.
Introduction to Criminal Justice - 1 High School Credit, 3 College Credit Hours
Forensic Science - 1 High School Credit, 3 College Credit Hours
Introduction to Corrections - 1 High School Credit, 3 College Credit Hours
Foundations of Law Enforcement - 1 High School Credit, 3 College Credit Hours
HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY (MEDICAL PROFESSIONS)
The Health Science Technology program provides students with core skills and knowledge of medical professions, medical terminology, and common procedures used in multiple healthcare settings. Students who complete all four courses in this program area will be better prepared to enter any of the ANC certificate or degree program offered by the Allied Health Division, especially ANC's Emergency Medical Technician program, and eventually ANC's Paramedic program.
Medical Terminology - 1 High School Credit, 1 College Credit Hour
Foundations of Healthcare - 1 High School Credit
Body Structures and Function - 1 High School Credit
First Responder - 1 High School Credit
This program is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in advanced manufacturing companies. The coursework provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of industrial technologies, including electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, and robotics systems. Students will learn about advanced manufacturing production processes, equipment, design and operation. The large number of industrial and manufacturing employers in our region makes this a skill set that is in high demand. College credits earned in this program transfer into ANC's Advanced Manufacturing, General Industrial Technologies, and Industrial Electrical Systems Certificates of Proficiency, as well as the Associate's Degree in Steel Industry Technology.
Introduction to Manufacturing - 1 High School Credit, 3 College Credit Hours
Manufacturing Power and Equipment Systems - 1 High School Credit, 3 College Credit Hours
Basic Electricity I - 1 High School Credit, 3 College Credit Hours
Industrial Motor Controls - 1 High School Credit, 3 College Credit Hours
Welding is designed for students wishing to secure marketable welding skills. Through an organized progression of steps, the student builds ability with the different welding processes offered. Progression is competency based. Students will achieve different levels of expertise determined by their interest, aptitude, and participation in class. Coursework will apply towards a Technical Certificate or an AAS in Welding at Arkansas Northeastern College.
Oxygen/Acetylene and Safety Orientation - 0.5 High School Credit, 1 College Credit Hour
Shielded Metal Arc Welding Partial Joint Penetration - 1 High School Credit, 4 College Credit Hours
Shielded Metal Arc Welding Complete Joint Penetration - 1 High School Credit, 4 College Credit Hours
Gas Metal Arc Welding - 1 High School Credit, 4 College Credit Hours
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding - 1 High School Credit, 4 College Credit Hours
Shielded Metal Arc Welding Pipe - 1 High School Credit, 4 College Credit Hours
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Pipe - 1 High School Credit, 4 College Credit Hours
Arkansas Northeastern College
2501 South Division Street
Blytheville, Arkansas 72351